"Yoga Capital of the world"
Rishikesh also known as the yoga capital of the world, situated along with the convergence of Ganga and Chandrabhaga. It is situated at an altitude of 356 m above sea level. Rishikesh is the starting of Char Dham Yatra. Rishikesh in the lap of Himalayas is the hub of many ancient temples, cafes, yoga ashrams, and adventure sports. The air is filled with soothing strains of temples. Hundreds of pilgrims visit there with earthen lamps, then after aarti float them in the river. The atmosphere is like singing aartis. The evening ‘Aarti’ is truly a sight to behold. With white water rafting and several camping and café spots growing, it has become the most lovable destination for the tourists. Rishikesh is equally popular as a destination for pilgrimage, Yoga and adventure sports. Rishikesh offers the adrenaline pumping experience.
Thousands of years ago, saints came here to attain some peace and spirituality. As their study and practice flourished here, Rishikesh established as the birthplace of yoga, Ayurveda, spirituality, spa therapies, and meditation. It lies on the banks of the river Ganga, it has been the hub of saints and there are numerous ashrams teaching yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda. Few back years, Rishikesh has been developed as the hub of adventure sports as there are multiple sports include White water rafting, Bungee Jumping, Flying fox, Mountain Biking, etc.
»Attractions in Rishikesh
Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula are the most famous attractions of pilgrimage in Rishikesh. Neelkanth Mahadev temple, Shivananda Ashram, Tapovan, Triveni Ghat are some other attractions where tourist can enjoy the spiritual atmosphere of Rishikesh. Jumpin Heights is famous for its adventure sports.
»Best Time to Visit
The weather of Rishikesh is pleasant throughout the year. Summers, from May – June are a little bit warm. It is the best time to visit as white water rafting is most active during this season. March is the favorite month to visit because the yoga festival is going on.
Every person must have come to Rishikesh at least once to enjoy that spiritual, magical and holistic vibes in the atmosphere.